What is PPANI?

Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland.


“The PPANI was created in 1966 by a group of enthusiastic and professional photographers from here in Northern Ireland. Their aim was to set and maintain a high standard of photographic practice within a professional community of photographers. Something still strived for today.

This association is home to Northern Ireland’s most amazing photographers. Our photographers are held to the highest of standards set by this association and each photographer is a specialist and qualified in their respective chosen fields.” – PPANI 


Each year, accreditation is awarded to photographers across Northern Ireland, attracting a collection of high-calibre creatives. I’m delighted to say Chris Semple Photography received 2019 recognition from PPANI in the following categories:

PPANI Family Portrait Photographer of the Year 2019 (WINNER)
PPANI Pre-Wedding & Engagement Photographer of the Year 2019 (WINNER)
PPANI Wedding Album of the Year 2019 (RUNNER UP)


This photograph was taken from the session ‘Portraits in the Park’ that I ran the following autumn in Moira Demesne. These sessions were 30-minutes long, and always had me in hysterics as little ones had full permission to roll about in leaves and chuck them at their parents, and they always made the most of it! To check out more of my outdoor family portraits, click HERE.


This photograph was taken from James & Hannah’s engagement session in June last year, in the heart of the Mourne Mountains (Doan). I love hiking and exploring new places in Northern Ireland, so I was delighted when these two asked me to document their adventure session up the Mourne Mountains as this is where they got engaged. To check out more of my engagement and adventure sessions, click HERE.
It was a fantastic night and was great to be in a room with so many talented photographers from Northern Ireland. Thank-you to all of the participants and your high standards of photography that always leave me challenged to improve, and a special thanks to those who were involved in the running of the evening.
Finally, thank-you to all of my wonderful clients that give me beautiful canvas’ to photograph, and moments to document. I think I have the best job in the world…

A special thank-you to all of the event sponsors: GraphiStudio, Wex Photo Video, Fundy Software Inc., Murray & Co., Getting Married NI and News And Stuff!

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